The Dime Roll: Presidents Day Sales, Credit Myths, & More

February 14, 2014

If you're thinking about checking out some Presidents Day sales, tackling your taxes, or repairing your financial situation, you'll want to check out this week's Dime Roll.

Money Saving Tips:
What to Expect From Presidents Day Sales by Marcy Bonebright on MoneyTalksNews
If you’re planning on hitting some sales this weekend, make sure you know what actually is on sale and what you should plan on avoiding. Here’s a breakdown.

The Ultimate Guide to Making Meals in Advance (with Five Recipes!) by Trent on TheSimpleDollar
Eating at home saves money, but eating out saves time – unless you get in the habit of planning simple meals in advance. These tips and recipes will help you get started.

Cheapism: Best Free Tax Preparation by Kara Reinhardt on TodayMoney
If your tax situation is relatively simple and your income is below a certain level, check out these sites that offer free tax preparation.

Money Management:
Infographic: 3 Simple Steps to Help Change Bad Money Habits by Anna Williams on LearnVest
According to research, habits are powerful behavior drivers – even more so, perhaps, than the individual decisions we make every day. Find out how you can change your money habits for more positive results.

6 Credit Myths That Refuse to Die by John Ulzheimer on Mint
There are so many credit-related “facts” that are passed around, it’s hard to know what is true and what is just recycled misinformation. This post offers some interesting insight.

5 Paid and Free Educational Apps for Kids by Sean Bryant on OneSmartDollar
We’ve talked about the importance of financial literacy before, but how can you actually start the process of teaching your kids about money? Check out these educational apps.

Food For Thought:
How Money Can Change People and Affect Their Behavior by Jacqueline Curtis on MoneyCrashers
I’m always fascinated by studies that show trends in how we tend to act as a society. These particular studies showcase how our thoughts and actions change when money is a motivator.

How Much Time and Energy Do You Spend on Stuff? by Carrie Brigbauer on GoGirlFinance
Usually when we go to purchase something, we only think about the dollar expenditure. But how much time and energy did it take you to earn that dollar that you are thinking about spending?

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